Bishop Statement on Infrastructure Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 16, 2017 – (RealEstateRama) — House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s executive order on establishing accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects.

“It’s encouraging to have a president who understands that regulatory reform is a precondition for any successful infrastructure policy. At the same time, there is no question that additional statutory tools are also necessary to reduce excessive regulatory burdens that make job-supporting and environmentally sound infrastructure projects all but impossible in this country. This order provides a strong foundation upon which Congress can build.”

This Congress, the Committee has held six infrastructure-related hearings and advanced a range of reforms across its jurisdiction to remove bureaucratic obstacles to greater infrastructure development and investment.

Committee Infrastructure Bills:

  • “Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act” (H.R. 3281) – Passed House
  • “Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act” (H.R. 1654) – Passed House
  • “Water Rights Protection Act” (H.R. 2939) – Passed House
  • “Bureau of Reclamation Water Project Streamlining Act” (H.R. 875) – Passed House
  • “Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017” or “GROW Act” (H.R. 23) – Passed House
  • “Water Rights Protection Act” (H.R. 2939) – Passed House
  • “Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act” (H.R. 1873) – Passed House
  • “BOR Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act” (HR 1967) – Passed House
  • “Expanding Alaskan Hydropower Infrastructure” (H.R. 220) – Passed House
  • “King Cove Land Exchange Act” (H.R. 218) – Passed House
  • “Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act” (H.R. 660) – Passed Committee
  • “Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act” (H.R. 825) – Passed Committee
  • “Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act” (H.R. 2371)  – Passed Committee
  • “Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act” (H.R. 660) – Passed Committee
  • “American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act” (H.R. 1399)  – Passed Committee
  • “RECLAIM Act of 2017” (H.R. 1731) – Passed Committee
  • “Mining Schools Enhancement Act” (H.R. 2053) – Passed Committee
  • “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act” (H.R. 2937)  – Passed Committee
  • “Helium Extraction Act of 2017” (H.R. 3297) – Passed Committee

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Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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The House Committee on Natural Resources, chaired by Rob Bishop of Utah, considers legislation about American energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation. The Committee is comprised of 44 Representatives, 26 Republicans and 18 Democrats. Learn more about Chairman Bishop and meet all of the Committee Members. You can also find recent activity, read about the history of the Committee, the rules and the Committee's jurisdiction.

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